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Horry County murder suspect wanted for 12 years found in Arkansas

A suspect in a Horry County murder that happened more than a decade ago was arrested in Arkansas Thursday, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.

Jose Tostado, 36, of Bald Knob, Arkansas is charged with murder and assault and battery with intent to kill. Tostado is being held at the White County Detention Center in Arkansas pending extradition to Horry County.

The charges stem from Sept. 16, 2000 when there was a shooting at Sambo’s Club on Green Sea Road about 1 a.m. Horry County police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital, where one named Alfonso Fuentes died, Kegler said. Fuentes, of Tabor City, N.C. was 26.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Section learned a vehicle had driven by the club firing shots at the building when the two men were hit. Tostado and another suspect were identified and warrants were issued, but the suspects had fled and police could not make any arrests.

Until Thursday, when officers from the Bald Knob police department responded to a domestic dispute involving Tostado, Kegler said. Police later learned Tostado was wanted in Horry County.

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